First off--Thank you for checking out my Patreon Page!
What Is Patreon?
Patreon is a platform that allows people to support people who are creating things.
In this case, I'm creating The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, a podcast about incredible people who have dediated their lives to helping those who've been impacted by trauma.
In short, my podcast is about the human spirit.
By offering a monthly stipend through Patreon you'll be helping me continue to create The Trauma Therapist | Podcast week after week.
Where Does Your Money Go?
Your money will go to helping me compensate my team. I have 3 team members who help me keep The Trauma Therapist Project and The Trauma Therapist | Podcast up and running.
Without them there's no way I'd be able to do this.
How Does It Work?
You can choose from 4 different levels of contribution:
- Level 1: $1 per month
- Level 2: $5 per month
- Level 3: $10 per month
- Level 4: $35 per month
For example at Level 3, $10 per month, you'll receive the following:
- VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Access to a different video interview I've done for my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0. (These interviews are exclusive to the members of my community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0, and are with the thought-leaders in the fields of trauma, yoga, mindfulness and addiction, and are designed to provide the members with step by step information about how these pros work with their clients who've been impacted by trauma.
- These videos are pure gold for the new trauma worker.
- ON-AIR THANK-YOUS: You'll also receive a "Thank-You Because You're Awesome" shout-out, once a month, during the beginning of a podcast episode, for as long as you continue to contribute.
Who Am I?
My name is Guy Macpherson.
I'm a husband, a father of two, and I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology.
I've spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.
In 2014, I founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.
The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.
Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.
Why am I doing this?
Several years ago my brother returned from his tour of duty as a Navy SEAL.
He returned with PTSD.
Nightmares, flashbacks, and broken relationships seemed to come at every turn.
I knew something was going on but didn't really know what to do.
I didn't know what PTSD was, at that time. This was some time before I would attend grad school.
Still, I was so psyched about him returning and that he was a SEAL, that I kept asking him about his experience.
He didn't want to talk about it.
In fact, he didn't wan to talk about anything.
I kept bugging him though.
I blew it.
I pretty much did everything you're not supposed to do.
Part of why I do this work with The Trauma Therapist Project and The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, is to give back, to make amends, and to support the veteran community.
A few years after my brother’s return, and inspired by his accomplishments, I went on a two-week survival course with Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) in the middle of Utah.
It was the first time I'd ever done anything like this and it required all the courage I had.
There were about 15 of us on that trip. It was the middle of summer. We were hiking all day, no backpacks and just the clothes we could wear. We had water, but no food for the first four days.
On the third day one of our members became ill and wasn't able to walk. Myself and another member carried this young man for the next two days.
We helped him up ridges, and through canyons, and just talked to him, trying to encourage him with every step.
That was the moment when I realized that this is what I want to do with my life--help those who cannot help themselves.
Thanks again for being here and I appreciate your support.